Atheists. Agnostics. Freethinkers. Nonbelievers. Nontheists. Humanists.Whatever you want to call them and whatever they
Famous atheists, including many career academics.
want to call themselves. People who do not believe in God. I describe myself as an agnostic atheist and a secular humanist. For the sake of this article, I will use the term “atheist” . . . → Read More: Death By Trolley: Why many professors are atheists: Academe as a secular religious community
A few weeks ago I was considering going to a dinner party called “Conscious Collective Gatherings: Non-Denominational Conversation”. It sounded pretty new age hippie-esque, which is totally not me, but I figured “hey, I might meet a few people there that are intellectually curious and not necessarily the left-wing equivalents of young earth creationists”.
Since . . . → Read More: Death By Trolley: What does it mean to be openminded?
Many wisdom traditions encourage a path or process orientation rather than a destination or product orientation to living well.
Happiness makes for a poor goal.
It’s not particularly well-defined. What is happiness? How much happiness is enough to be happy with – to not eventually be let down by?
The steps to achieving . . . → Read More: Death By Trolley: This New Year’s, Resolve to Stop Chasing Happiness